They looked to test Ochoa twice in quick succession from distance early in the second half, but failed to trouble the Mexican keeper.
Hirving Lozano's sole strike in the 55th minute of the game was enough to sink Germany - who despite having a star-studded line-up on the pitch were comfortably outclassed by Mexico. For example, wrote Keh: "Osorio deployed Miguel Layún, of Sevilla, as an attack-minded midfielder, tasking him with kick-starting the rapid counterattacks he felt could expose Germany's defense, pushed further forward than Osorio believed was wise".
And yet, the tactical setup against Mexico would have suggested otherwise.
Mexico pulled back into a more defensive formation midway through the second half as key players exhausted and had to withstand heavy pressure from Germany.
Lahm added that Joachim Low's experience as manager - this is his sixth major tournament in charge of the national team - would play a key role in dealing with this hard situation, as the team cancelled all media activities on Monday because of harsh criticism from the German press following Sunday's loss.
Germany had the more possession but it was Mexico who were more creative. The Mexican duo combined brilliantly to leave Toni Kroos, the midfield industry, dumbfounded.
The fear in Germany is that the national team will not qualify for the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time since the Euro 2004 finals in Portugal.
Mexico pulled back into a more defensive formation midway through the second half as players exhausted and Germany attacked.
Khedira, the man whose job it was to protect that defence, was nowhere to be seen at times as Mexico's attacks threatened to overrun the champions at will.
Germany's Jerome Boateng challenges Mexico's Hector Herrera.
Germany will need to bounce back when they face Sweden on Saturday and their World Cup winning manger has urged his players to quickly regain their focus. A German side was running out of options. Coach Juan Carlos Osorio and the players have stated they are up to the challenge and are not afraid. "To start off on the right foot against the best team in the world, it's a huge result and great work by the team".
Incredibly, Mexico's reported that "mass jumping" after Lozano's goal sparked a small natural disaster in the capital.
Indeed, but for their wastefulness in front of goal and on the break, the score could have been more emphatic. "We have to win it".
And if they finish runners-up to the Mexicans, Germany could be on course to face Brazil in a daunting second-round matchup.
Ultimately, this group all of a sudden has much more of an open feel to it.
Even though Germany outshot Mexico 25-12, had 61 percent possession and completed 519 passes to Mexico's 224, El Tri was the most risky team for much of the night.